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  • These are acronyms describing two surgical approaches to a lumbar fusion. Which one a surgeon chooses depends on the patient's diagnosis and anatomy, and on the surgeon's training and preference. Here are links to illustrations of the procedures. I don't thing there are substantial differences in recovery time between the two. My sister had a PLIF at L4-L5, while I had a TLIF at the same level. Her recovery was uneventful, and at least as quick as mine. Different surgeons, in different hospitals.

    http://www.cshs.org/9037.html

    http://www.cshs.org/9036.html

    Hope this helps, Best wishes for a quick end to your pain.
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